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    That stinks for the player. The first time...

    That stinks for the player. The first time around, I thought he probably passed on GU because of lack of immediate playing time. What an interesting situation...

    I really liked him when GU...
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    The specificity of the test they used, as well...

    The specificity of the test they used, as well the confidence interval of values are given, so you can get a good idea of the low and high end of the range of results. I don’t know enough about the...
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    The deaths would be much lower in the scenario I...

    The deaths would be much lower in the scenario I suggested because you would be developing herd immunity in the low risk population and doing other things to protect the elderly. Your number includes...
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    I added the deaths per 100k because the numbers...

    I added the deaths per 100k because the numbers are often reported that way and I thought it would be helpful for comparison. The percent of age group is the Covid deaths in the age group divided by...
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    According to the Beer's criteria, as provided by...

    According to the Beer's criteria, as provided by the American Geriatric Society, anyone over 65 is included in the "older adult" population. The Merck manual also accepts this definition when...
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    Population demographics seem to play into the...

    Population demographics seem to play into the death rate, if it is accurate that places with higher numbers of African American patients have the highest death rates.

    I agree that...
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    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/...

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2766367



    This study took some steps to remediate some of concerns persons had about the USC and Santa Clara studies, but with similar results....
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    That article above should make you feel better...

    That article above should make you feel better about exercising outdoors without one. (The low exposure time conversation)
  9. For Jazz, Liz or anyone on the “inside,” why does...

    For Jazz, Liz or anyone on the “inside,” why does college tuition outpace inflation? And is this even a true statement? I have seen data stating things like college tuition goes up 8% per year....
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    There was little evidence for mask wear prior to...

    There was little evidence for mask wear prior to Covid-19. There are newer studies on both sides of the equation. Necessary mask use by non-sick persons in the general public is controversial for...
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    Tricky situation, indeed. Do you shut down...

    Tricky situation, indeed. Do you shut down athletics because your handful of high donors can’t go to games? Maybe we need a handful of Covid-19 protection suites for these folks.
  12. As an aside, I think it would be interesting to...

    As an aside, I think it would be interesting to see more trade school for high school students who are not on the college trajectory. We have head start for college. It seems like it would be great...
  13. Is it true that tuition costs accelerated when...

    Is it true that tuition costs accelerated when the guaranteed student loan programs started? I read an article years ago, now, that made that assertion.
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    "They were wrong" is not a terrible conclusion...

    "They were wrong" is not a terrible conclusion because we have been learning on the fly. The concern I have is that the fear persons have needs to be based on current information, and not what we...
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    The article does make a major assumption about...

    The article does make a major assumption about how much virus is needed to cause an infection, but the principle discussed is intuitive. It makes sense that viral load times length of exposure, and...
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    t Interesting article. Thanks for posting

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    Interesting article. Thanks for posting
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    Covid-19 doesn't spread easily via contact with...

    Covid-19 doesn't spread easily via contact with contaminated surfaces, per the CDC:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.html
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    Things to at least consider when thinking about...

    Things to at least consider when thinking about the excess death/all cause mortality numbers, in my opinion:
    - We were having a really bad flu season on the level of the most recent really bad one....
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    I agree that it would be very helpful to get a...

    I agree that it would be very helpful to get a better idea what activities are high risk. For example, how much does talking to someone six feet away from them without a mask on put them at risk for...
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    I agree that Covid-19 has been a unique factor...

    I agree that Covid-19 has been a unique factor and have never been an outright Covid-19-denier. I have, admittedly, been skeptical of the impact on the population and the rationale for the severe...
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    Persons outside of the U.S. have referenced...

    Persons outside of the U.S. have referenced similar concerns about no differentiation between "death with Covid" versus "death from Covid." This dynamic is not an isolated one (I don't know about...
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    To wit: ...

    To wit:


    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvss/vsrg/vsrg03-508.pdf

    If my coworkers in other areas of the hospital are being furloughed, and/or my hospital is facing the prospect of closing its...
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    We are social creatures and validation from...

    We are social creatures and validation from others is important-- more important for some than others. As a long-time fan, seeing fledgling GU get recognized nationally over the years for various...
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    Covidtracking.com has a lot of raw data. There is...

    Covidtracking.com has a lot of raw data. There is a graph on the main page that shows the increase in cases starting in mid March. Johns Hopkins has graphs of new cases. Cases were very low in March...
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    I agree that total number of cases is misleading....

    I agree that total number of cases is misleading. You need something to make that result more generalizable, like cases per 100,000 persons, or a percent. Then you can compare different areas. In...
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